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Hornets women win championship

The Nanaimo Hornets women’s rugby team got to swarm the pitch as champions after Saturday’s provincial final.

The Div. 2 team won the B.C. title with a 17-3 win over Burnaby in North Vancouver.

“We took control and we managed to keep it,” said Nancy Ellsmere, veteran player. “There were a lot of passes. We kept the ball in play. A lot of really good support from one to the next.”

Britta Peterson, Dana Nielsen and Elise Pepin scored tries for the Hornets, all in the first half. The Burnaby team came out stronger in the second half, but was denied.

“We had to hold them off,” Ellsmere said. “The first 10 minutes of that half was close to our line.”

She said there was a sense of relief to close out a long season the right way.

"It was really all just a huge team effort," Ellsmere said. "[There were] a lot of smiles, a lot of hugs."

The team is now automatically promoted to Div. 1.

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